BP was today announced by Baku 2015 as the official partner of next year's inaugural European Games.
BP, who were a top tier partner of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London, will become the oil and gas partner for the Games, an agreement which also sees the company assist elite athlete development in Azerbaijan.
BP had supported the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan in the run-up to London 2012 and had last year extended that deal until after Rio 2016.
This new sponsorship covers not only the European Games but also the Games Academy, which had been launched in April.
The Academy aims to develop the skills and Games knowledge of local team members through the flexible learning pathway, as well as developing participating university graduates from Azerbaijan and all over Europe in the graduate excellence program.